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Electronic Devices

We have had an increase in students using their cell phones during academic times so I wanted to remind everyone of our policy here at I-LES regarding electronic devices.

“Students are discouraged from bringing electronic devices to school however; there may be occasions when teachers allow students to use electronics in the classroom. This will only occur under direct supervision of the teacher. Students are not allowed to use electronic devices on the playground”  or at the beginning and end of the day (parent pick-up, in line for the bus, in the MPR)

If your child needs to check his/her phone at some point during the day to know where they are going after school, when they will be picked up, etc..they can ask their teacher to do so.

The best way to change end of day transportation for your child is to call the front office, we would be happy to pass along the information!

Thank you as always for your support; I know we all want our awesome kids focused on their learning and engaged in class!


Instant Alert

school cancelations

Please be sure that you have set-up your Honeywell Instant Alert Account and scheduled how you would like to receive information related to school cancellations or delays. If you have not set-up your account, go to and follow the guidelines under Honeywell Instant Alert.

 If you have problems establishing your account please contact the office 279-7968.

Enchanted Forest Book FairIn addition to our Spring Book Fair, The Inter-Lakes Elementary School Library will also host a Winter Scholastic Book Fair! The fair will be held from December 17th - December 19th and students will attend the fair with their classes. We'll receive a wonderful selection of engaging books for every reading level, and all purchases benefit our school.
Thank you for your support!

Get in on the PTO action and join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, November 14 at 7 pm in the I-LES Art Room. Childcare will be provided and we will have pizza! We will be brainstorming to develop a NEW fundraiser for adults - we need your input! Remember, the PTO raises funds for PreK - 12 students so all Inter-Lakes parents/guardians, teachers, administration, etc. are welcome. If you’re not able to make it in person, there is also a web conference option so stay tuned for details on how to join virtually. Click here to view the approved September Meeting minutes:

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Our school uses “Instant Alert” to send out automated notifications and messages about school cancellations, delays, bus delays and changes, and early closures. Instant Alert can deliver a message to any of your electronic devices via text message, voice message, and/or email. You can decide which of your devices receives these messages (you can choose one of your devices or more!).

Instant Alert is an internet-based program that allows you to maintain a password protected account. You can log-in to your account to add or change devices and other contact information.

At this time, you are already “entered” into the Instant Alert system with your main contact number that you provided to the school. This is the number that will be called when we send out an Instant Alert message.

If you have never logged into Instant Alert and set up your account, we strongly urge you to do so.

If you currently have an account set up, we strongly urge you to log in and check your contact information as this information is NOT updated or changed by the school.

Please go to to either create your account or check your existing account. If you have questions or need assistance, please call the school (279-7968) or feel free to drop by the school and we will assist you in setting up your account.


girls doing tech

This year every Monday the computer lab transforms into a Makerspace.

 A makerspace is a place where students can access various tools to explore and use creativity to create . Each week classroom teachers have the option to bring classes or send small groups to the lab to build and explore using different kinds of technologies. So far this year students learned about the engineer design process as they created tools and accessories to use with technology, like headphone holders. They have also learned about coding with robotic legos, dissected old computers and explored stop motion. Students are really enjoying the creative freedom and chance to explore with some of the awesome tools we have in the lab.

fitness tracker

We have started using the Gopher Fit Step Pro in our 3rd-6th grade Physical Education Classes.  These devices are able to track a students Steps, Activity Time and Moderate to Vigorous Activity (MVPA) Time.  At the end of each class, they are “docked” and the information is sent to a program in our computer. We are able to see a lot of information about each of the students when we do this.  We can compare activity time to steps and even see how long during class each student has achieved 100 steps per minute up to 160 steps per minute. This helps to show how much energy the student has exerted during class.  The students love the immediate feedback it gives them and really push themselves to get their numbers up there! It is a great tool that has been added to ILES, and that the ILMHS has also been utilizing. Ask your student about them and I’m sure they’d love to tell you more!  

Mr. Swift and Mrs. Bickford


Inter-Lakes School District | 103 Main Street | Meredith, NH 03253


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